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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-3-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 2 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.42011
0.52012
-1.32013
-0.22014
0.22015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 CHA MLB 8 3 24.0 34 17 15 2 .259 114 12.8 6.4 0.8 5.6 53% .376 .298 2.12 5.01 4.88 119 7.22 -0.6
2011 CHA 0 3 0 5.0 11 1 5 0 .246 111 19.8 1.8 0.0 9.0 60% .550 .319 2.40 1.66 7.20 0 0.00 0.0
2011 HOU 0 6 2 13.0 12 7 10 0 .261 103 8.3 4.8 0.0 6.9 55% .286 .252 1.46 3.30 3.46 0 0.00 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 32 32 193.7 185 78 140 13 .261 100 8.6 3.6 0.6 6.5 58% .289 .250 1.36 3.79 3.76 107 3.39 3.9
2013 HOU MLB 36 22 153.7 174 88 89 20 .268 100 10.2 5.2 1.2 5.2 53% .306 .303 1.70 5.44 5.86 128 5.30 -0.9
2014 HOU MLB 3 3 12.3 19 9 9 2 .272 105 13.9 6.6 1.5 6.6 50% .370 .370 2.27 0.00 9.49 112 8.48 -0.6
2011 TOT MLB 9 2 18.0 23 8 15 0 .256 105 11.5 4.0 0.0 7.5 56% .371 .272 1.72 2.85 4.50 104 4.63 0.1
CareerMLB8862401.743520026837.2641019.74.50.86.056%.308.2791.584.524.841164.642.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2004 BRI Rk 13 9 48.3 53 32 33 5 .000 9.9 6.0 0.9 6.1 0% .316 .000 1.76 5.92 5.59
2005 KAN A 26 26 133.3 128 71 85 8 .260 79 8.6 4.8 0.5 5.7 55% .277 .282 1.49 4.67 3.65
2006 WNS A+ 17 17 91.2 58 44 70 3 .000 5.7 4.3 0.3 6.9 0% .220 .000 1.12 3.74 2.47
2006 BIR AA 3 3 9.2 12 14 4 1 .265 91 11.7 13.7 1.0 3.9 50% .333 .401 2.83 8.08 10.76
2008 KAN A 3 3 10.7 13 4 7 0 .262 107 10.9 3.4 0.0 5.9 70% .351 .262 1.59 3.66 5.89
2008 BIR AA 11 10 54.7 56 19 34 3 .252 97 9.2 3.1 0.5 5.6 56% .307 .244 1.37 3.86 3.46
2008 BRI Rk 1 1 3.0 3 1 5 0 .269 87 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 67% .500 .259 1.33 1.45 3.00
2008 PES Wnt 8 7 19.7 28 8 15 2 .000 12.8 3.7 0.9 6.9 0% .413 .000 1.83 5.53 6.85
2009 BIR AA 14 14 80.3 78 32 51 4 .267 90 8.7 3.6 0.4 5.7 60% .302 .267 1.37 3.75 3.25
2009 CHR AAA 11 11 65.7 58 37 42 3 .252 106 7.9 5.1 0.4 5.8 58% .284 .233 1.45 4.29 3.29
2010 CHA MLB 8 3 24.0 34 17 15 2 .259 114 12.8 6.4 0.8 5.6 53% .376 .298 2.12 5.01 4.88
2010 CHR AAA 26 26 137.7 141 61 84 11 .254 100 9.2 4.0 0.7 5.5 51% .294 .255 1.47 4.55 4.58
2011 CHA MLB 3 0 5.0 11 1 5 0 .246 111 19.8 1.8 0.0 9.0 60% .550 .319 2.40 1.66 7.20
2011 HOU MLB 6 2 13.0 12 7 10 0 .261 103 8.3 4.8 0.0 6.9 55% .286 .252 1.46 3.30 3.46
2011 CHR AAA 13 12 74.3 67 26 56 6 .254 93 8.1 3.1 0.7 6.8 56% .282 .229 1.25 3.87 3.27
2011 OKL AAA 9 9 52.3 42 24 38 0 .261 96 7.2 4.1 0.0 6.5 55% .268 .211 1.26 3.82 1.72
2012 HOU MLB 32 32 193.7 185 78 140 13 .261 100 8.6 3.6 0.6 6.5 58% .289 .250 1.36 3.79 3.76
2013 HOU MLB 36 22 153.7 174 88 89 20 .268 100 10.2 5.2 1.2 5.2 53% .306 .303 1.70 5.44 5.86
2014 HOU MLB 3 3 12.3 19 9 9 2 .272 105 13.9 6.6 1.5 6.6 50% .370 .370 2.27 0.00 9.49
2014 RNO AAA 22 20 106.7 115 77 67 12 .265 108 9.7 6.5 1.0 5.7 63% .311 .282 1.80 0.00 5.15

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 475 0.4968 0.4219 0.8400 0.6144 0.2301 0.8828 0.7273 0.1600
2011 364 0.4945 0.4341 0.8291 0.5944 0.2772 0.8879 0.7059 0.1646
2012 3174 0.4842 0.4288 0.8522 0.5940 0.2731 0.9255 0.7025 0.1463
2013 2846 0.4146 0.3904 0.8677 0.5686 0.2641 0.9285 0.7750 0.1323
2014 280 0.3679 0.3714 0.8462 0.6117 0.2316 0.9365 0.7073 0.1538
Career71390.45330.41110.85620.58590.26520.92240.73340.1429

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-12 2014-07-27 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-01 2013-07-05 DTD 4 4 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin From Batted Ball - -
2013-03-08 2013-03-16 Camp 8 0 - Groin Strain - -
2009-08-07 2009-08-14 Minors 7 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-04-19 2008-06-23 Minors 65 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2007-04-05 2007-09-04 Minors 152 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Debridement and Posterior Capsule Release 2007-01-15 -
2007-01-15 2007-01-15 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement and Posterior Capsule Release 2007-01-15 -
2006-08-15 2006-09-05 Minors 21 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $509,700
2013 HOU $500,700
2012 HOU $482,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,492,400
4 yrTotal$1,492,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 107 d2015

Details
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2015). Signed by LG Twins of Korea 11/25/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5097M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14. DFA by Houston 4/16/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/14. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 4/28/14. Released by Arizona 8/24/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5007M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012). Signed by Houston 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11. Claimed by Houston off waivers from White Sox 7/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/20/07.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2004 (4-119) (Ozark HS, Mo.). $0.27M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .264 .362 .408 .283
11 vs R (Multi) .303 .374 .461 .302
18 Split (Multi) -.039 -.012 -.052 -.020
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .333 .417 .433 .327
31 vs R (2014) .360 .433 .760 .421
38 Split (2014) -.027 -.017 -.327 -.094
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)In your opinion who may be a few pitchers outside the top 100-150 or so that will possibly take a leap forward or make a name for themselves in 2013 that could be possible steals at the end of some drafts?
(Chris from NJ)
Using the bottom 100 names from the PFM: Lucas Harrell, Nate Eovaldi, Chris Tillman, Alex Cobb, Jason Hammel (Jason Collette)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Lucas Harrell? He was one of the few bright spots for Astros fans last year, and he's looked solid in the Spring so far (insert S.T. caveats). Do you like his chances to repeat or even improve upon his 2012 performance?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Ashitaka, thanks for the question. In all honesty, I think Harrell's best qualities are that he is durable and that he plays for the Astros. The stuff isn't great, the command isn't great. He is a decent back-end option, but what you see is what you get. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Lucas Harrell threw 7,156 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Change (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (82mph).